Monday, October 3, 2011

60 IS THE NEW 40....

Well that's what I had in my comments last week! Well compared to years ago I think that is probably a safe statement to make. Just look at my grandparents back in the 50's. See my grandmother on the left, that is my vision of 60. Actually if I was about 8 in this picture my parents were probably close to 40 which would make my grandparents around 60. So I will accept that 60 is the new 40. No way my grandmother would have ridden the Tilt-a-Whirl like I did at the fair!


So I guess my birthday plate has been around for 60 years. Isn't it cute?


Look at these....I didn't even have to make these look old, they are naturally old!


Things have really changed!

I had a wonderful celebration yesterday. Amber & Dylan were home from their trip and Adam & Tristen came over. We hung out, had some margaritas, ate Lou Malnati's Chicago Pizza, along with some Portillo's Italian Beef sandwiches and a beautiful cake. (Mark fixed everything and I made some appetizers)

I received so many beautiful cards from family and friends. Amber and Dylan bought me a really cute Christmas ornament, a slice of pizza. Adam and Tristen bought me a Mickey Halloween Tree decoration. I got See's candy from Mark and Skye. When they asked me what I wanted for my 60th birthday I said "for all of us to go and see Wicked!" So on December 11th we will be going to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angels to see it. I am so excited! That is why we stayed home yesterday rather then go out to eat because we will be going to eat in Los Angeles after the matinee. We have pretty good seats too!


So today I accept the challenge of liking who I am and enjoying my 60's. I vow to make the changes in myself to become healthier and happier before I turn 61!

I have no plans today. I thought about going to a casino but Mark and I are actually going to Las Vegas next Monday so I think I better wait to gamble there. I do however have a strong desire to go swing so I may just have to get in my car and go to the park! Mark and I may go out to dinner tonight but we don't have any definite plans.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!



50 comments:

Holli Taylor said...

I'm up at 3a.m. having nightmares about high blood pressure, medication and having more doctors to go see than I do toes to count them on. This has to be the nightmare of an 80 year old!

Pen Pen said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! I enjoyed this post. Isn't it funny how we do so much reflecting on our birthdays? I giggled at your comment about grandmother not riding the Tilt A Whirl and I love that picture of the blonde beauty on the diving board!!! Happy happy birthday to beautiful YOU!

gigi said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!! What a great celebration you had yesterday! And I loved Wicked! Y'all are going to have so much fun! Enjoy!!

LynnMarie said...

Happy Birthday to you! 60 is just a number - you are doing way more than your grandparents did at 60 like the tilt a whirl! Things like that keep us young! So happy for you!

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope that 60 turns out to be better than you ever imagined it could be. You will have to let me know how Wicked is. I have been wanting to see it for ages now but never get around to it when it is in our area.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Oh, happy, happy birthday, Debby! May this be your best decade ever! {{hug}}

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing women I know.. You are such a great person I am so happy to have you in my life.. I am so happy you get to go to Wicked.. It is an awesome show..

Loved all of the history and pictures..

60 is the new 30.. So happy 30...

love ya, Amy, Matt, Alyce and Tyler Schultz
We all love you...

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Happy Birthday to you my dear friend!!! Wicked is suppose to be so good. What a cool gift.

Renegades said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!

ModernMom said...

Yes HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (and i adore your goals for yourself for the year) I wish you all the best my friend:)

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Debby! What wonderful ways to celebrate with family, good food and the performance! Sounds just about perfect ;-)

Your birthday plate is too cute!

nancygrayce said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! You are great at 60, a world traveler even! So glad you had a happy day with your family.

I love the Mickey halloween tree! LOVE IT!

Have a great day!

Nichol said...

Happy birthday Debby! This was a fun post love your birthday plate and your gifts. Have a fab day!!!

Headless Mom said...

Happy, happy birthday to you my sweet friend! Can't wait to celebrate with you tomorrow!!!

That corgi :) said...

Happy Birthday Debby! What a great celebration so far and what a great thing to look forward to with Wicked come December!! Enjoy the day!!

betty

TJ said...

Enjoy Wicked!!!! I hope to see it some day!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday, Debby!!!! You don't look even close to matronly like your grandmother did, so yes, 60 IS the new 40!! I love all that Chicago food you enjoyed. :)

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday!! :D have a great day/night! I loved wicked! enjoy it! love the pics!
I want to go to Vegas! lol have fun there too!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Debby!!
You make a fabulous 60 year (young) lady.
Blessings to you!!

Trennia said...

Happy Birthday,Debby!
Hope you have a wonderful, funfilled day!

Katherine said...

Happy birthday, dear friend!

Amy said...

I just read an article that said if you live to be 60 you will more than likely live to be over 80...so congrats!! It also said that most 60 year olds start to re-invent themselves and continue to add to society with new and exciting ideas and inventions...so you go girl!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love the pics of you - you are adorable! And you're right..I cannot see my mother at my age doing anything I am doing ..and I'm glad I'm not where she was at my age!

Isn't it just wonderful to be where we are right now? I love myself and I know my weaknesses but I choose to focus on the positives..and I feel that's just perfectly OK :-)

We're showing a younger generation how to age...fully and...beautifully! Happy Happy Happy Birthday my friend!

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Birthday To You.Happy Birthday To You.Happy Birthday Dear Debby.Happy Birthday To You and many more. I'll be caught up to you next month. Great pictures. And yes I agree that 60 is the new 40. My grandmother lived to be 63 and looked to have been 80. Trish

Love Of Quilts said...

Love the new background it's so pretty. Trish

Dena E's Blog said...

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Sis!!!!
I'm 54 tomorrow!!!!! PRAISE GOD for our health Sis!!!! LOVE your note today>>>> :0)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Happy Birthday to you, beautiful Debby! Loved the pictures! And, girl...the tilt-a-whirl...now that's something!! I'm a little queasy just thinking about it! My friend Dinah used to say that you just reach a certain age of and you sort of stay that age in your head forever. I think mine is maybe 25. I will always be 25 in my head. (Even if the mirror tells a way different story!)

Much love to you!

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday! My in-laws are bringing us some Lou's pizza this weekend! How did you get the Portillos? I wish they could bring that too! I also have a plate from the hospital where I was born!

Thena said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I haven't been on blogger lately and think it's funny that I found out it's your birthday by seeing it on pinterest.

Marigene said...

Happy Birthday, Debby!

Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations. Glad you had a happy birthday.

Mary @ A Simple Twist Of Faith said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy Wicked! I heard it is awesome!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday...love the photos...

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Happy birthday, Debby! What a wonderful celebration you had. And how fabulous that you will all get to see Wicked in December (right after MY birthday). I think October 3rd was a great day for nice people to be born - there must have been something in the stars.
Wishing you all the best for this year and for many, many more.
HUGGLES!!

Shandrea said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Glad you had a great celebration! You deserve it and much more! BIG HUGS and Lots of Love ! ;O)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Happy Birthday Debby!

When it comes to age I always try to think of this statement...

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"

It's important to think young. And I think you do that! Enjoy your day!

Garden of Egan said...

Hope you had a great day!
Sounds busy and full. Yay for all your gifts and guests! Especially yay for your resolve to enjoy the coming year.

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Debby !!

Hope you had a wonderful day !!

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't it amazing how years ago age was so much older? You will love wicked! Enjoy!

L said...

Yeah to you friend!!! Happy birthday and I loved this post- the pictures, the words, the feeling. May God bless you this year and always!

Goose Hill Farm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBBY! Look at you.....you are BEAUTIFUL!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL DAY!

Blessings~
Laura

Amy said...

Hope you enjoyed your day..

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to you! It looks like you had a good one, with more fun to come when you go see "Wicked"!

Have a great week, and enjoy being 60. Wishing you much health and happiness in the future :)

Trisha Larson said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Sorry I'm late...

Sounds like the perfect birthday to me. You are going to LOVE Wicked. My daughter chose that for her bday present 3 years ago. I didn't want to go because I don't like the Wizard of Oz and the theatre is just down the street from Childrens Hospital LA (where I lived for 3 weeks just months before) so I was worried about all of the memories. But, for my daughter I rose to the occassion and took her. To my surprise, I loved it. Absolutely LOVED it. I was the one that received the blessing that day because it validated all my feelings about feeling misunderstood in my grief. God definitely works in mysterious ways.

Hugs,
Trisha

Joanne said...

Ok so if 60 is the new forty then ...40 is the new 20 so that makes me just 28 years old YEAH!!!!!!!!!! Those prices are so eye opening... The cost of homes alone has really skyrocketed.
Blessings, Joanne

Jenn Erickson said...

Happy Birthday Debby! Absolutely love the collage of photos of the ages and stages of your life -- each one beautiful!

Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deb! Sounds like you had a great day with fun birthday action ahead! I like your determination! We might as well take on the challenge and stay young at heart and mind. The boobs will still sag. :( I know what you mean about those old pictures; sixty really looked old then. Hollywood has changed that for us. I love it when I see an 80-year-old with jet black hair and red lipstick! lol Hey, take some good pictures of the Wicked trip in December. How fun!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah I'm so excited you had a fab birthday!

LOVE LOVE the pizza slice that is a perfect ornament! And to go see Wicked all together is amazing!

I hope you got my card, and whenever my butt can make it to the PO I'll have a box out to you too ... :)

secret agent woman said...

It's really true. People used to get old so much earlier than we do now. Thank goodness.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I couldn't quit smoking before I turned 40, but I did quit before I turned 41. There's something about those big numbers that really light a fire. I hope you enjoy your 60th year!!

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